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  1. Summertime and (Pre-Mosquitos) the Living Is Easy

    Employees 272R3, Licensing & Regulation 400, Miscellaneous 21 Claire Silverman, The Municipality, May 2019
  2. Panhandling Ordinances after Reed and Norton

    Licensing/Regulation 399, Ordinances/Resolutions 511: Legal comment discussing the constitutionality of panhandling ordinances in the wake of Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S.Ct. 2218 (2015) and Norton v. City of Springfield, 806 F.3d 411 (7th Cir. 2015). Maria Davis, The Municipality, March 2019
  3. Nuisance Concerts Separate Events

    Liability 434, Nuisances 160: Concerts constituting a nuisance are considered separate events for purposes of the 120-day notice timeline in Wisconsin Statute § 893.80(1d). Yacht Club at Sister Bay Condo Assn., Inc. v. Village of Sister Bay, 2019 WI 4. Maria Davis, The Municipality, March 2019
  4. Wisconsin Cities Have Class!

    Municipal Corporations 59: Provides overview of Wis. Stat. sec. 62.05 which classifies cities as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th class cities based on population as well as procedure for altering classification and some differences between the different classes. Claire Silverman, The Municipality, March, 2019
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